Microsoft will be shipping Windows 11 without Android app support initially, instead the company will preview the feature with Windows Insiders over the next few months. Recently the Windows Subsystem for Android was published on the Microsoft Store, below we will guide you through the steps to download and install it.
How to get the Windows Subsystem for Android
- First visit Get Windows Subsystem for Android™ – Microsoft Store
- Select the Install button
- The Microsoft Store will now open to the app listing
- Select the Install button – the app will now download and install
- Now you will have the app ahead of the Amazon appstore storefront app release.
Unfortunately, the app just opens up a blank window, so nothing that exciting for now. But the app was listed in the store on June 24th and is being actively tested under the rules not to share any screenshots of the app.
Digging into the listing a little further, the Windows Build required for this app is build 22000.63, which is the build shipping on October 5th. That could indicate that Microsoft may ship Android app support earlier rather than later. The system requirements say that the app will require 8GB of RAM at a minimum and 16GB as the official recommendation. Good news, it will run on both x64 and ARM64 processors so folks who own ARM PCs like Surface Pro X, Galaxy Book Go and others will be included in on the Android apps fun.
The app is no longer showing Xbox One and Series X|S console support. So far Microsoft hasn’t mentioned Android apps on Xbox consoles yet, so we might be in for a few more surprises with Windows 11.